Chinese Drug Proficient For Cataracts
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Chinese Drug Proficient For Cataracts

Shanghai : China | Jan 14, 2011 at 8:19 AM PST
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Scientists are revealing there is a scientific foundation for the long-established belief that a vastly used non-prescription medication used in China along with other countries can restrict and treat cataracts. Cataracts a clouding of the lens of the eye which is a leading cause of vision loss worldwide.

Researchers Tzu-Hua Wu, Fu-Yung Huang, Shih-Hsigung Wu and associates in the study indicate that eye drops that contain pirenoxine or PRX, have been considered a cataract remedy for nearly sixty years. In traditional medicine the only treatment available is surgery to replace the lens, the clear disc like structure inside the eye which focuses light onto the nerve tissue in the back of the eye. Even though pirenoxine is used worldwide there are minimal scientific studies on its effectiveness.

To fill this hole, scientists tested pirenoxine on cloudy solutions that imitate the chemical composition of the eye lens of cataract patients. The solutions had contained crystalline, a common lens protein, mixed with either calcium or selenite, two minerals whose high levels seem to have vital roles in the development of cataracts. Appearance of PRX decreased the cloudiness of the selenite solution by eleven percent.

These findings could provide justification for the use of PRX as an anti-cataract agent and authorize further biological studies.

To date cataracts affect 22 million Americans aged forty and older. By the age of 80 half of all Americans have cataracts. Medical costs for this are estimated at 6.8 billion dollars each year.

Many people tend to seek out alternative treatments to seek help rather than directly having surgery.

Some of these are listed below:

Daily Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamin A 5,000 I. U.

N-acetyl-cystene 250 mg.

Vitamin C 1000 mg.

Vitamin E 800 I.U.

Beta Carotene 25,000 I.U.

Chromium 200 mcg.

Zinc 15mg

Rutin 250mg

Quercetin Bioflavonoid 300 mg.

Vitamin B-2 50mg

There is a supplement called Cataract Nutritional Formula manufactured by Nutritional Research. Information can be found on their site or by calling 412-341-6761

Homeopathy

This therapy is based on the belief of stimulating the body's own healing processes in order to receive a cure. Each patient gets evaluated as a whole person, physical, emotional and mental. The remedy prescribed is based on these and the remedy given is based on each individual person. You many not have the same remedy as the next person.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

There are various prescriptions available under Chinese Medicine. Some of them can include the formula Ganlu Yin. It is best to seek advice from a Chinese medicine practitioner.



Debbie Nicholson is based in Detroit, Michigan, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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